Common Diseases

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Common Diseases

  1. 1. EQUINE MEDICINE Common Diseases
  2. 2. Common Diseases • Respiratory – Sinusitis • Discharge from nostril(s) • Odor • Swelling – Heaves • Exercise intolerance • Dry cough • Increased expiratory effort • Wheezing
  3. 3. Common Diseases • Digestive – Mouth • Uneven teeth • Sharp teeth • Ulcerations • Malformations • Missing teeth
  4. 4. Common Diseases • Digestive – Choke-feed stuck in esophagus • Signs – Off feed – Cough – Feed colored nasal discharge – Mass in throat
  5. 5. Common Diseases • Digestive – Stomach, Intestines, Colon • Colic-abdominal pain – Various causes – Signs » Off feed » Curl upper lip » Pawing » Kicking at belly » Looking at belly » Getting up and down » Rolling
  6. 6. Common Diseases • Diarrhea – Causes vary • Sand • Parasites • Sudden change of diet • Stress • Bacteria • Allergies
  7. 7. Common Diseases • Feet – Laminitis • Inflammation of hoof wall • Various causes • Signs – Restless – Pacing – Shifting weight – Stiff gait – Reluctant to move – Increased digital pulses – Warm feet

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